Francesca Schiavone loses 1st match
Both players struggled with their serve, combining for 17 double faults in the match, and Govortsova used an extra break in each set to beat the 2010 winner.
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"I knew I had to be aggressive against her, and I did a good job of that today," said Govortsova, who improved to 3-2 against the Italian and set up a second-round match with Laura Pous Tio of Spain.
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